Nutrition Economics: Principles and Policy Applications, 1st Edition

  • Suresh Babu
  • Shailendra N. Gajanan
  • J. Arne Hallam
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  • ISBN-10: 0128011505
  • ISBN-13: 9780128011508
  • DDC: 338.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 386 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released May 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book establishes the core criteria for consideration as new policies and regulations are developed, including application-based principles that ensure practical, effective implementation of policy. From the economic contribution of nutrition on quality of life, to the costs of malnutrition on society from both an individual and governmental level, this book guides the reader through the factors that can determine the success or failure of a nutrition policy

Written by an expert in policy development, and incorporating an encompassing view of the factors that impact nutrition from an economic standpoint (and their resulting effects), this book is unique in its focus on guiding other professionals and those in advanced stages of study to important considerations for correct policy modeling and evaluation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Why Study the Economics of Nutrition?.
2: Global Nutritional Challenges and Targets: A Development and Policy Perspective.
3: A Conceptual Framework for Investing in Nutrition: Issues, Challenges, and Analytical Approaches.
Economic Analysis of Nutrition.
4: Microeconomic Nutrition Policy.
5: Macroeconomic Aspects of Nutrition Policy.
Economics of Nutrient Demand.
6: Consumer Theory and Estimation of Demand for Food.
7: Demand for Nutrients and Policy Implications.
Determinants of Nutritional Status and Causal Analysis.
8: Socio Economic Determinants of Nutrition: Application of Quantile Regression.
9: Intra-Household Allocation and Gender Bias in Nutrition: Application of Heckman Two-Step Procedure.
10: Economics of Child Care, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Health: The Application of the Blinder–Oaxaca Decomposition Method.
Program Evaluation and Analysis of Nutrition Policies.
11: Methods of Program Evaluation: An Analytical Review and Implementation Strategies.
12: Nutritional Implications of Social Protection: Application of Panel Data Method.
13: Economics of School Nutrition: An Application of Regression Discontinuity.
Economics of Triple Burden: Under-Nutrition, Over-Nutrition, Micronutrient Deficiencies.
14: Economic Analysis of Obesity and Impact on Quality of Life: Application of Nonparametric Methods.
Special Topics in Nutrition Policy.
15: Agriculture, Nutrition, Health: How to Bring Multiple Sectors to Work on Nutritional Goals.
16: Designing a Decentralized Food System to Meet Nutrition Needs: An Optimization Approach.
17: Future Directions for Nutrition Policy Making and Implementation.